Central African Republic: continuing collapse – local peace building needed
What is required today in the Central African Republic are reconciliation bridge-builders, persons who are able to restore relations among the ethnic groups of an... Read More
Changing perspectives through theatre – working with child soldiers in DRC
For the past two years, drama workshops have been carried out in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for former child soldiers,... Read More
The Congo’s political crisis is stirring deadly violence in Kasai and beyond
International Refugee Rights Initiative’s new report about violence and displacement in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) describes how attacks by... Read More
Preventing the persecution of women in Africa
In most violent conflicts, women typically become easy targets due to a widespread tolerance of sexual violence, the absence of a strong legal framework, an inaccessible... Read More
Building peace in Bangui
TransConflict is pleased to present an interview by Conciliation Resources with Vitality Plus (Vitalité Plus), a humanitarian and development NGO based in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR).
Comparing Western and African democracy – challenges and opportunities
Continuous imposition of the Western model of democracy will only lead to Western frustration and African rejection, just like in the Middle East, Latin America... Read More
Trouble ahead? The reconciliation process in the Central African Republic
With a national process of reconciliation getting to its feet in the Central African Republic, there is a chance for different sides in CAR’s decade-long... Read More
Justice denied? The ICC’s record in the DRC
The ICC has pursued the ‘small fish’ in the DRC, letting those most responsible for the worst crimes off the hook.
Understanding mass violence is the first step to reconciliation in the Central African Republic
Genocidal violence is by and large political; when these politics are understood, non-violent platforms can then be constructed that provide a route to reconciliation and,... Read More
Rwanda and the DR Congo – ending the culture of impunity
Tackling the root causes of war between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo requires an end to the culture of impunity, particularly the prosecution of alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF).
The Democratic Republic of Congo – the business of war
A heady mix of rebels pursuing power, abundant resources and a lack of strategic solutions to address the underlying problems continues to fuel violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Beyond transitional justice – memorialisation in Africa
The African Union Human Rights Memorial (AUHRM) will not only memorialise the victims of major African human rights atrocities, but also document, research and educate current and future generations about major human rights abuses on the continent.